Thursday, May 28, 2009

"No! Racism doesn't exist anymore!"

By Carl

Um. Yeah. Right.

A Pennsylvania mom found in Walt Disney World after claiming she and her 9-year-old daughter were abducted by two black men and stuffed into a car trunk, tricked a co-worker into giving her their identification.

Bonnie Sweeten used a co-worker's driver's license and presented it as her own when she bought an airline ticket and flew to Orlando, Fla. on Tuesday, Henry said, adding Sweeten also used the license to check into the Grand Floridian Hotel at Disney World.

Jillian Jenkinson said Thursday on CBS' "The Early Show" that Bonnie Sweeten's request to use her identification to fix a discrepancy on her 401(k) "seemed innocent."

First of all, how stupid is that?

More important, how racist is it that a woman claims to be abducted in a small town in two men from Philadelphia who drove a Cadillac and are black???

Sweeten is from Feasterville, PA. Population: 6,500+ Percentage minority (black and Latino): 4.5%

Do the math. That's 300 black and Latino residents in a town where everyone knows everyone else.

Income: $58,000. 70% of Feasterville is family units, and the average age is 36.1 (older than the national average). So we're talking about people who have laid down roots.

You'd think a rear-end accident and an abduction might have attracted someone's attention, particularly if they involved strange minority men in a car too expensive for most residents (who probably would opt for an SUV, like Sweeten did).

Yet, Sweeten, like
Susan Smith before her, opted for the "scary black man" tale to cover her own self-indulgences. At least in Sweeten's case, the child is alive!

But, no, there's no more racism in this country, no siree! Indeed, it's the scary black man who is racist! And his Latino "wise woman" appointee! But the rest of us? Oh no! Butter wouldn't melt in our white hoods mouths!

(Cross-posted to
Simply Left Behind.)

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  • i guess you only see one side of the coin. and are you really comparing the rest of the U.S. to these obviously mentally ill people? totaly absurd.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:46 PM  

  • Any who think RACISM has up and vanished is living on a different planet. Its everywhere people dont want to talk about it because its alive and kicking. I deal with it everyday at my job,but you got to be smarter than the racist let them know you are not about too play their stupid games.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:15 AM  

  • Anon1,

    Until last week, I'd lay odds that Sweeten herself would resent being compared to these nutcases.

    So yes. I am, and I'm calling on you to examine your own life and see if maybe in your heart of hearts, you understand you might be a bigot as well.

    By Blogger Carl, at 10:57 AM  

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